here and here. The name of the class was Hollow Forms, and I really didn't have any preconceived notion what to expect. I was taking the class primarily because the class I have been craving, enameling on PMC, was postponed until mid-summer, and I didn't want to wait that long. By the way, the (expensive) little package in my hand above made all the jewelry pictured in this post - two pairs of earrings and a pendant - and there's a teensy bit left for next time.
The pair of earrings in the photos below were the first thing I made. The texture on the silver comes from a really cool paisley rubber stamp. Here's a closeup of the awesome texture. The circular shapes were dried on the back of a six-well paint palette, to get the domed texture.
Below is a side view of the earrings, so you can see the shape of them, kind of like a lentil, or a clamshell, and a photo of the pair of them. They are on specially made ear wires, because of they way they are drilled in the middle. I think they're pretty awesome!
Here you can see how they actually dangle from my ear.
Then I embarked on making this square pillow shaped earrings in the photo below, domed on the paint palette again. I'm not sure if you can see in the photos, but the front and back squares are joined at the corners, and there is a narrow almond shape end piece on each side.
I think perhaps you can see side shape (and the cool texture on it) in the photo below. Excuse my hairdo!!
Perhaps this is a better view.
I drilled two holes in the assembled piece, and then made two little donut shapes that I attached over the holes. The piece is hollow inside. I plan to run a black silk cord in one hole and out the other, to complete the pendant.
You can see that the pendant will go nicely with the earrings, won't it?
You can also make hollow forms with PMC by building the piece over a core that burns out. This way you can create some irregular shapes. I have a great idea for a piece I'd like to make this way, but I didn't have the time to try it out yesterday.